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Rough and Ready in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Fippin's Blacksmith Shop

 
 
Fippin's Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
1. Fippin's Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription. Built in the mid 1850’s by John Fippin and John Single. Fippin married Single’s daughter, Julia, in 1867, and they raised 10 children. Local legend has it that one of Lotta Crabtree’s earliest performances was atop the anvil here. The building today is a combination of the original blacksmith shop and Single’s carpenter shop. W.H. (Bill) Fippin and Frank A. Fippin followed their father as smiths and ran the business until well into the 20th century. Members of the Fippin and Single families have served Rough and Ready for generations as county officials, school trustees and postmasters.
 
Erected 2003 by Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus of Nevada City, California.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 13.771′ N, 121° 8.311′ W. Marker is in Rough and Ready, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Rough and Ready Highway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rough and Ready CA 95975, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Republic of Rough and Ready (here, next to this marker); Rough and Ready
Fippin's Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
2. Fippin's Blacksmith Shop
(within shouting distance of this marker); Toll Road Stake (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rough and Ready Toll House (about 700 feet away); Indian Grinding Rock (about 700 feet away); Rowe Saw Mill (about 700 feet away); The China Wall (about 700 feet away); Lyman Gilmore, Jr. (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rough and Ready.
 
Regarding Fippin's Blacksmith Shop. Recommend seeing the nearby Rough and Ready and Republic of Rough and Ready markers.
 
Also see . . .  Lotta Crabtree, fairy star of the gold rush. ...to the residents of the Gold Country, she was “our Lotta” - Lotta Crabtree, one of 19th Century America’s most famous entertainers. (Submitted on August 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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Smaller Marker on the Right Side of Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
3. Smaller Marker on the Right Side of Building
Fippin Blacksmith Shop Restoration and Maintenance
The Rough and Ready Chamber of Commerce, representing a grateful community, hereby expresses their appreciation to the "Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers" in providing both the funds and the labor for repair and maintenance of the Fippin Blacksmith Shop
Dedicated September 26, 2004
California Historical Landmark Directional Sign Now Attached to Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 17, 2006
4. California Historical Landmark Directional Sign Now Attached to Building
This sign previously stood on the highway
Little Town of Rough and Ready image. Click for full size.
By Eastman's Studio, Susanville, Ca
5. Little Town of Rough and Ready
This postcard is of a photo of the California Historical Landmark directional sign (now mounted on the building) when it was located on the highway.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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